Joseph Victor Newman
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Joseph Victor Newman's Discussions

I don't even know how to start a letter like this ...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chuck Knight Feb 26, 2012. 29 Replies

I am currently 25. All my life, I had this one recurring dream. And by all my life, I am pretty sure I'm not exaggerating since I remember the heart surgery I had at 3 and having the same dream. I…Continue

My introduction.

Started Nov 9, 2011 0 Replies

Hello, there. My (pen) name is Joseph Victor Newman. I have surfed AoM for a long time, but not very regularly. I have recently taken to checking out the site regularly and decided to join. I'm only…Continue

 

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MichaelRogers replied to Joseph Victor Newman's discussion What exactly qualifies as "the mind of an Engineer"? in the group Engineers of AOM
"I like your thought about your thought process, I do a lot of my thinking while semi conscious in the early AM. BTW` Buy a tiny solid state recorder at wally world or etc. they'll record like 10 hours non stop and you can always have it in your…"
Sep 17
MichaelRogers replied to Joseph Victor Newman's discussion What exactly qualifies as "the mind of an Engineer"? in the group Engineers of AOM
"I'd call you a mechanical artist (if that's what you create) And if your creations DO work as planned, you're using sound engineering practice I'm a retired electromagnetic engineer, I wrote and survailed the electromagnetic…"
Sep 17
Joseph Victor Newman joined JonEdanger's group
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Wet Shaving (No Spam!)

A group to discuss anything and everything concerning straight, SE or DE razor shaving.Spam will not be tolerated. Any member who spams the group will be uninvited.See More
Jun 8
Joseph Victor Newman joined Shane Belin's group
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Brewers, Mazers, and Winemakers

..oh my! Make your own mead, wine, or beer? Then join up.
Jan 30
Joseph Victor Newman replied to B.A. Poskin's discussion Bow tie fraying in the group Manly Bow Tie Wearers
"Happens to me as well. Take a lighter (not the turbo ones, like a bic or zippo type) and flame them off quickly. Don't hold the lighter still, keep it moving and only do what is needed to make the tiny threads go away. A quick pass or two along…"
Jul 1, 2013
Joseph Victor Newman replied to Gordon Lacharity's discussion 10 Teas to Try Before You Die in the group The Manly Cup of Tea
"I've tried Yerba maté (really nice), Oolong (of the three I've tried, they were okay. Granted I am in the US so selection isn't great), Blooming Teas (MAGICAL expecially the lotus leaf tea I had), and White Teas…"
Feb 10, 2013
Joseph Victor Newman commented on JonEdanger's group Wet Shaving (No Spam!)
"@paul - Get a sampler pack with as many brands as possible and at least two, but preferably five, of each brand. Then you get to experiment and find out which is your best. Blades are so subjective that nobody else can tell you what will work for…"
Feb 1, 2013
Joseph Victor Newman joined Todd Serveto's group
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Growing in Manliness

Men who want to grow in masculinity, develop stronger manly traits, and be more confident in manhood.
Dec 13, 2012
Joseph Victor Newman replied to Clinton R. Ausmus's discussion Shave of the Day - December Edition in the group Wet Shaving (No Spam!)
"prep : hot shower shave : 1975 Gillette Black Beauty (super adjustable) shark super stainless blade Dave's Shower Shave Sage and Bergamot scent AS : alum nivea cooling AS balm Result : Great shave. I got a better shave out of two passes than…"
Dec 13, 2012
Joseph Victor Newman commented on JonEdanger's group Wet Shaving (No Spam!)
"Thank you Jon. I recently got one for my friend as a goodbye present (along with other shaving things to start him off) and meant to look through those to select one for me but forgot."
Dec 9, 2012
Joseph Victor Newman replied to Saxon's discussion Synthetic or badger: best ... manliest? in the group Wet Shaving (No Spam!)
"I tried a synthetic and now it's the only brush I use or suggest. It lathers amazingly well and uses less soap to make it from. I use the Muhle HJM Black Fibre brush. It is amazing, and if I had the money for it back then I would have gone…"
Dec 9, 2012
Joseph Victor Newman commented on Ian McPhee's group The Manly Art of Baking.
"Liam - Nice buns. :P"
Nov 5, 2012
Joseph Victor Newman commented on JonEdanger's group Wet Shaving (No Spam!)
"If you want a really great brush, I would suggest the Muhle HJM Black Fibre. I got mine at connaughtshaving.com and am loving it. With an almond sized dollop of C.O. Bigelo, it makes twice the lather that I need for a shave. I usually use half…"
Sep 19, 2012
Michael replied to Joseph Victor Newman's discussion What exactly qualifies as "the mind of an Engineer"? in the group Engineers of AOM
"I will add that the difference between and scientist and an engineer is that the engineer knows when to say "good enough".  The exact right answer tomorrow is less important than a functional answer today.  Or as one of my…"
Aug 31, 2012
Joseph Victor Newman replied to Bill's discussion Shave of the Day for all of August 2012 in the group Wet Shaving (No Spam!)
"8/30/2012 1975 Gillete Super Adjustable "Black Beauty" C.O. Bigelo  Muhle HJM Black Fibre in the red handle Razorock alum stick AquaVelva Man, oh man, do I LOVE that brush. I am getting three times the lather out of the same amount…"
Aug 30, 2012
Joseph Victor Newman replied to Shaun Daws's discussion Most bizarre thing you've ever eaten? in the group Men in the Kitchen
"1. Jellyfish jelly, cooked with jasmine. Very odd. It tasted like carbon, with a touch of floweryness. I couldn't finish. Too much of the flavor hit my (very high tolerance) gag reflex. 2. Baby squid, fried and served in an ink sauce made from…"
Aug 27, 2012

Joseph Victor Newman's Blog

I tried Feathers.

Posted on April 6, 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Meh. I appear to be one of those that it's just okay for. It didn't give me any problems, and it's sharp, but it just wasn't great.

On my next shave after the feather went dull, I tried my first Shark Super Stainless. WOW! The second best shave of my life! (the first being that random no-prep shave in the other blog post)

I think I found my first 'best blade'. Hopefully I will eventually get the hang of the technique and will get as great or better shaves on a more regular…

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Sorry for my absence. We have internet issues.

Posted on April 6, 2012 at 11:42am 1 Comment

Still do, actually. We had an OLD linksys cable gateway (modem and router in one device) that had become a bit temperamental and would crash if we connected to the wifi, so we got a Belkin wifi router and got it going. Then a while later the linksys started to act up more and we all had to move out ethernet connections to the Belkin and leave only the one connection to the belkin plugged into the linksys. Then another while later the linksys started randomly deciding to not allow us onto the…

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Sudden shave went surprisingly well.

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 1:59pm 0 Comments

I have no explanation for it, so I'll just post up what happened.

I recently joined Reddit for wicked edge and things have been going well. I have been able to get more blades for free, samples of shave soaps, and tonw of great advice, even some directly from leisureguy and mantic59.

One of the soaps I have gotten is Light Foot's Pine Shave Soap. I love how the package smells so I thought I would make a batch of…

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Two shaves in under 24 hours

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 10:02pm 1 Comment

I ... would not recommend. I had to be up early Saturday morning so I got up even earlier to shave. Went well, as it was the second shave of my first Derby Extra Super Stainless blade. I also had an early start Sunday, but even earlier. To shave the day of, I would have had to get up at 3:30 AM and I wasn't about to do that. So I thought I would shave the night before.

Bad idea. It was pleasant enough at the time. Not my closest shave, not even the closest shave of the day. But as I…

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At 9:17am on February 22, 2012, Steve M said…

Hey, Joseph Victor Newman,  glad to have you join the discussions on RD's group Huh?  It is always great to have additional comments.  Thanks for joining the community.

Man, I wish I had this site and the internet when I was your age, maybe I wouldn't be so screwed up and realized that there are other gentlemen out there like me who believe in chivary.

 
 
 

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Has Taylor of Old Bond Street sandalwood changed?

I've used Taylor of Old Bond Street sandalwood scented shaving cream for several years now. I was surprised when a new container I'd just purchased looked and smelled differently. The cream is "wetter" than it used to be and the smell has changed quite a bit.I just ordered another container hoping it was just a bad lot, but it's the same.Has anyone else noticed this or is it just me getting old or something?See More
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